Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18

Thread: Tissue Paper for Foundation

  1. #1
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Sturbridge, Ma
    Posts
    4,017
    I read somewhere about using regular gift wrap tissue paper for foundation (not printing for paper piecing). Believe the post said it disappears or "melts" when washed.
    Has anyone done this and if so what were the results. Did the type of tissue paper make a difference.

    I am thinking of using it for foundation for string quilting.
    "

  2. #2
    Super Member HummerGardenCrafts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    West Virginia
    Posts
    1,338
    I would like to know the answer also.

  3. #3
    Power Poster Sadiemae's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Idaho
    Posts
    11,365
    Blog Entries
    20
    Sounds like a good idea, I hope someone knows.

  4. #4
    Super Member HummerGardenCrafts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    West Virginia
    Posts
    1,338
    Yea, because the after Christmas sales, you can get it so cheap. I've gotten it for ten cents a pack.

  5. #5
    Super Member PaperPrincess's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    6,247
    Blog Entries
    2
    Are you sure it was for foundation? I've heard of doing this for quilting. Draw design on paper, pin to sandwich, then sew thru the tissue, remove what you can then launder. I don't think that the tissue would be sturdy enough for a foundation, but I haven't done a ton of them either. Hopefully someone with more experience will comment.

  6. #6
    MTS
    MTS is offline
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    4,303
    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess
    Are you sure it was for foundation? I've heard of doing this for quilting.
    Same here.

    There is no way tissue paper would ever make it through my printer, which is a big consideration for me.

    If I was needle tracing a pattern, I guess it would work fine. Never used it that way but I can't imagine why it wouldn't work.

    Edited to add:
    Except now that I think about it, I don't know if it's strong enough..Meaning I don't want it falling apart before I'm done with it.

    Ironing wouldn't be a problem.
    'Cause I remember my grandmother ironing tissue paper. To save. For later. Because you never know when you might need it. ;-)

  7. #7
    MTS
    MTS is offline
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    4,303
    Quote Originally Posted by stewyscrewy
    so why cant you do something like that with tissue.using a few tiny pieces of tape to hold the fold to the back of sheet.
    Sure you could. But, for me, that's getting way too work intensive. ;) I'd rather buy a pad of vellum.

    Of course, if you're doing one design, fine. But the PP I did had 84 blocks. No way I'm pinning paper to paper to print it out.
    ;-)

  8. #8
    Super Member HummerGardenCrafts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    West Virginia
    Posts
    1,338
    What is vellum and where do you get it? Price?

  9. #9
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Sturbridge, Ma
    Posts
    4,017
    There is some misunderstanding. I am not putting it thru the printer but rather use it like the old folkds did. Cut a square and sew strings onto the paper. Turn it over and trip the edges. This is NOT paper piecing as we know it today. I have made them by using muslin as the foundation fabric.
    So misunderstanding as to how I will use it. I have read of washaway stabilizer but trying to find some less expensive alternative.

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Kansas City area USA
    Posts
    445
    i don't think tissue paper will work nor do i think it will dissolve in water....might be wrong tho!!

    when i do string scrappy quilts ( and i do a LOT of them) i use the waxy paper that deli's use to line the food trays. i buy a box at sams or cosco for ( don't remember...the box lasts forever!! ) maybe 10.00. you can pre cut them down to size as they come out of the box about 15 inchs square and they rip off very very easy. i have used old phone books but sometimes the ink would run......

    scrappy string quilts rule!!

    jodi in leavenworth

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.